About the Author
JOHN MILLER and AARON KENEDI are the editors of Inside Islam
, Inside Israel
, God's Breath
, and the forthcoming God's Light. They have created over fifty books in the last fifteen years. They are the principals of Miller Design Partners, a media design firm in St. Petersburg, Florids. ANDREI CODRESCU is heard regularly on NPR's All Things Considered and is the author of The Devil Never Sleeps, among many other books. He lives in New Orleans.
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"North American thirst for Cuba is unquenchable. We've been involved with her history, her charms, and her moods since the adolescence of the United States republic. In the nineteenth century we helped her break up with Spain and encouraged her independence, and, ever since, we have resented this proud independence because we wanted her all to ourselves. The passage of time has done little to lessen either our fascination or our irritation.
Inside Cuba takes a look at this tormented affair, paying particular attention to the current predicaments and their roots in history. The question that this book, as well as everybody ever touched by Cuba fever, asks is this: After Castro, what? It's the million-dollar question, and the answers are numerous and contradictory. One thing, though, is for sure: our romance with Cuba is far from over."
--From the introduction by Andrei Codrescu